Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3: Monday 9th May 2022

Principal's Message

How wonderful it was to be together again to celebrate Mothers on Friday! Wonderful mass, wonderful Open Classrooms, wonderful picnic, wonderful afternoon!

Thanks to our Year One team for the mass, to the students and teachers for the Open Classrooms and to you all for making it such an event for our students. Feedback was incredible about the changes made since parents were at such a gathering. The furniture, the spaces, the gates, the colours, the bathrooms, the play areas, the complete change to LED lighting and other notable upgrades really have transformed the school environment!

Very importantly, Playgroup will be able to start up again as of next week. Below is the letter from Melissa, Playgroup Coordinator. Please be sure to contact her if you intend to attend. Please also contact her if Tuesday does not suit you because we are looking at starting other days as well. We would like children who are intending to go to school at MIPS to have the opportunity to attend Playgroup on at least one day a week.

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Religious Education Coordinators' Message

Mother’s Day Celebrations 2022

After two years, we were able to welcome back our families onsite on Friday to honour all our mother figures for Mother’s Day.

We began with our beautiful whole school Mass celebrated by Father Oliver in our Church.

We held open classrooms for our families to discover some of the dynamic changes made to our learning spaces and the brilliant learning taking place with our staff and students.

We ended the day with a sunny afternoon picnic lunch with our families. We look forward to more opportunities to celebrate as a whole school community.

PDHPE Coordinator's Message


Congratulations to all of our MIPS students who participated in the Diocesan Cross Country on Tuesday 3rd of May 2022 at Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek. 

Our students showed true athleticism and sportsmanship as they pushed to their limits to complete their races during the championships. 

We have a number of students who have made it through to the NSWCPS Championships on Friday 22nd July and we are extremely proud, wishing them the best of luck on the day: Liam. P, Hadriel. F, Yavniel. F, Ella C,  Isaac G, Aviel. F, Lillian. W, Matilda. O and Alexis H

Congratulations also to our winning teams: 8/9 Years Boys; 10 Years Girls; 11 Years Boys. Their banners will be displayed proudly in our school for years to come!

Although our students were our super athletes, our parents and community were the superstars!  Thank you for coming out to support, help out and cheer on our MIPS team. 

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. - Mother Teresa

 Go MIPS! 

Upcoming Gala Days

Congratulations to the following students  who have made it into Gala Day teams for MIPS. 

AFL Paul Kelly Cup Gala Day-  Tuesday 24th May

Xavier H, Jayden M, James E, Dominic D, Arjun B, Emanuele S, Lachlan G, Liam D, Alexander W, Karl S, Lachlan C, Isaac G, Addison R, Casey S, Sophia C, Caitlyn W, Sharnie B, Olivia D, Gabrielle L, Matilda O, Emma S, Ella C, Elizabeth C, Lillian W, Lara B, Angelina S

Stage 3 Girls Soccer Gala Day - Wednesday 25th May

Elizabeth C, Abby I, Ella C, Lillian W, Karen M, Saissha P, Chloe B, Maya F, Courtney F, Harper P, Sharnie B, Sophia C, Lily F, Angelina S, Gabrielle L, Amelia T, Lilliana E, Emma S, Olivia D, Casey S, Addison R, Myeesha S, Alexis H, Matilda O 

National Walk Safely to School Day - Friday 20th May

Promotional Video

National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.

The objectives of the event are:

To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.

To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.

To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.

To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.

To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.

To promote the use of Public Transport.

To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.

To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

Join in the fun and Walk Safely to School on Friday 20th May! 

(Source: For more information visit

Miss Rowena Benjamin

PDHPE Coordinator

Counsellor's Message

The e-safety commissioner offers some excellent resources to support our children’s online experience.

 I have attached a schedule of webinars in 2022. The May seminar will be about parental controls, an area that parents often mention to me when attempting to moderate screen time for their children.

I hope that you find these useful!

Justin Denes

School Counsellor

Learning at MIPS

Calling all MIPS environmentalists!

We are joining the wonderful people at Wonderwhite to recycle our soft plastics and earn play equipment for our school. 

What you can do: 

Collect your bread bags (does not have to be the Wonderwhite brand) and drop them into the collections bins that will be appearing around the school in early June.

 For every 5kg recycling bin filled, MIPS will earn rewards points redeemable for new sports equipment.

The winning school will also win an exercise circuit made from recycled plastic. Get collecting! 

Mrs George

Year 1 Teacher

P&F Message

School Disco

A reminder that  the Disco is on Friday, 13th May

Kindergarten to Year 2: 5:30 to 7pm 

Year 3 to Year 6: 7:30 to 9pm

Tickets are $6.00 and available online only at

We need assistance with coordinating events on the night from 5pm to 9.30pm.

Please email to advise whether you're able to assist.

Please include your Name, child's name, child's class and your mobile number. 

Many thanks,


Latest News

School Photo Information from MSP Photography

 Dear Parents/Carers, 

Your school photo day is almost  here! 

We are excited to be capturing your child’s memories at Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary on Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 June 2022.  Ordering your 2021 photos is quick and easy! You can order now through the Compass Portal. 

Be quick to order and take advantage of the special pricing, when you order through the Compass Portal. But these prices are only  available for a limited time. 

To place your order, make sure you have your Compass login details handy!  

Click here for our simple online ordering guide. 

Click here to Start Ordering! 

If you are having problems logging into your parent portal, click "Can't access your account?" and follow the prompts.  

Sibling Photos are also available to order through Compass and must be ordered before midnight PRIOR to photo day. Please note that students hold the responsibility of presenting themselves for their family photo at their allocated time slot. If you have any questions regarding the photography service or packages available for purchase, please contact our friendly team on 9499 6555 or by email to 

Get your smiles ready! 

Kind Regards 

MSP Photography - Sydney 

Ordering of Photos through Compass Parent Portal

An email containing Compass Parent Portal access details has been sent to all parents who have not yet accessed the Compass Parent Portal. If you have trouble accessing the parent portal please email

The Parent Portal can be accessed from the following link: by downloading  the “Compass School Manager” app for iOS and Android. 

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2023


We are already filling up fast for 2023!

Enrolment application forms are now being accepted for Kindergarten 2023. Enrolment packs are available from the school office or can be downloaded from our website.

Please return completed enrolment application forms with documentation to the school office as soon as possible. A passport photo does not need to be included as the admin staff will take a photo on the day of enrolment interview.

We hope to complete first round enrolment offers by the end of May. 

Please inform family and friends if they have children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2023.

Contact the school office on 99337800 for further information.


Instalment 2 statements were recently sent home, if you have not received a copy, please contact the school office.

Fees are 28 day accounts and due date is 2nd June 2022.

Note that any instalment 1 outstanding balances will be included on these statements.

If you are ON a Flexible Payment Plan, there is nothing further to do. For families NOT ON a Flexible Payment Plan, please ensure instalment 1 fees are finalised via this week.

If you need more time to pay or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact the school via email: or 02 9933 7800 to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements.

Mrs Liz Padlan 

Senior Finance Officer

Uniform Shop

All winter uniforms are available to order.

There  will be a transition period over the next two weeks into the Winter Uniform.  Students can wear Summer or Winter Uniforms depending on the weather of the day. Winter Uniform for all students will be expected from 23rd May.

Delivery to the school is every Tuesday and Friday during the school term. Orders must be placed using the QKR app by 4:00pm Monday for delivery on Tuesday and 4:00pm Thursday for delivery on Friday. Please refer to the delivery dates on the QKR app before ordering for any changes.

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange within 14 ( school term) days.

Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition with all tags still attached and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Any item that has been worn will not be exchanged.

Please email all exchanges to

Please note that Oz Fashions warehouse in Granville DOES NOT sell the Mary Immaculate Uniform in store.

If you have any enquires please contact Elle or 0421 216 414

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry will be open before school from 8:25am, lunchtime and recess.

All orders for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are to be placed online via QKR app. Please note that the cut off time is 7:50am. Therefore it is advisable to plan ahead and place your order the night before. Please be mindful that you are selecting the correct date/day/child(class) when placing the order. 

If your child will be absent from school and you have already placed an online order, please cancel it using the QKR app if it is before 8am. If you have missed this cut off please contact the school office on 9933 7800 by 9am to cancel the lunch order. 

If you would like to  purchase ice blocks or another food item for your child to share with their class for their birthday please contact Paula on 0416 048 974.

Hot Chocolates will be available before school and at lunchtime in Term 2 for $2. 

Chicken and corn soup and pumpkin soup will be available on Monday and Tuesday during  Term 2 for $6, this price includes a dinner roll. Please message Paula if your child would like soup for lunch. 

Upcoming Dates

Monday 9th May- Friday 20th May.

Summer to Winter Uniform Transition: Students can wear Summer or Winter Uniforms depending on the weather of the day. 

Tuesday 10th May9am-11am: NAPLAN Writing Paper (Yrs 3 &5)
Wednesday 11th May9am-11am: NAPLAN Reading Paper (Yrs 3-5)
Thursday 12th May 9am-11am: NAPLAN Conventions of Language Paper (Yrs 3& 5)
Friday 13th May

School Disco

Yrs K-2: 5:30 to 7pm & Yrs 3-6: 7:30 to 9pm

Monday 23rd MayStaff Development Day. No students attend on this day. Ambrose will operate on this day.
Tuesday 24th MayWinter Uniforms for all students.

Community News

Community Advertising

"Please understand we are happy to support local businesses and programmes. However, the following notices are supplied for community information.
This by no means surmounts to an endorsement by the school." (Principal, Mr Stephen Dowd)

At Mary Immaculate we communicate with parents via the free Skoolbag app that is available from both the App Store and Google Play Store. Skoolbag can be installed on any iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Android device. Downloading the app means you immediately receive updates and reminders to your mobile phone or ipad. Remember to subscribe to your child's Year Group so that you will receive messages relevant to their year.  Instructions on how to download the Skoolbag App are available via this link.

Please refer to instructions provided by Skoolbag if you have changed your email address, so to ensure you still receive skoolbag notifications.